The Mecum Auction is coming to Anaheim, California on November 21-23 2013. We wanted to showcase some of the coolest cars that we thought would catch your interest. These cars have flawless paintjobs, impeccable interiors, and engines that scream performance. Without further interruption, here are our Top 5 favorites.
1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Imagine cruising down the street with this 1955 Chevrolet Nomad. This one is dripping in a two-tone Teal blue with a pearl white roof to go with it. Inside, the car is loaded with features which include Dolphin Digital gauges, Vintage Air, hand-sculpted camel leather interior, and an AM/FM system that supports iPhone or iPod, and Bluetooth. Underneath the hood of this beauty we have an all-aluminum 5.7L LS1 engine backed by 4-speed automatic transmission. We can’t forget about the 19-inch polished billet wheels that give this ride a little something extra.
1931 Ford Model A Pickup
Named, The Grasshopper, this car is a creation of Larry and Mike Alexander of Detroit’s Alexander Brothers Custom Autos. Just to give you an exact idea of how old this car really is, in 1958 at the Detroit Autorama, The Grasshopper won best paint. When the Brothers closed their shop in 1969, they sold the truck. The truck was then repurchased by Alexander who refinished the truck and entered it into the 2002 Detroit Autorama 50th Anniversary. Alexander decided to change the car up by installing a bored out 1949 Ford Flathhead, a C4 automatic transmission, and two Stromberg 97 carburetors. The car was painted with a Sikkens Emerald Green enamel paint with keyed vinyl upholstery.
1948 Custom Ford Woody
Finished in Hawaiian Koa Wood inside and out, this 1948 Ford Woody is one sleek ride. The body is all steel and features a custom boxed frame that is finished in epoxy. Underneath the hood, this woody is packing a polished and fuel injected 350ci small-block Chevy engine backed by a 350 transmission painted to match the exterior. The interior was done produced by Sid Chaver and done tan leather. This car also features Vintage Air and the luxury of power windows. All-in-all this is one woody we think deserves recognition.
1953 Packard Clipper Sportster
Now here’s something you don’t see every day. This one-of-a-kind 1953 Packard Clipper Sportster is finished in a crème-colored paint job with some whitewall radial tires, which adds a finishing touch. Since restoration, this car put less than 3,000 miles on the 350ci small-block, which claims to pump out 325hp. With modern amenities like power steering, power front disc brakes, electric cooling fan, and Vintage Air A/C, this car could be a comfortable cruiser in your garage.
1940 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible
1940 Fords are definitely not something new to the rodding community and garner up most of the attention during shows and auctions. Case in point, this 1940 Super Sport Deluxe Convertible. It’s one of the cleanest rides and grabbed our attention with its slick green paint job. Underneath the hood sits a dual-carb fed flathead. The interior has been completely refinished to make it look like it came right out of the factory. There are also a few subtle additions such as a tachometer on top of the dash and modified door handles that match the exterior and keep it a bit more modern. There really isn’t anything like driving a classic with the top down on the highway and we think this car perfectly embodies that experience.